About and Page Update Logs

Hello! Many of you know me as King Magax from the Kingdom section of the mangafox forums. I used to do up weekly summaries of the chapter ahead of the English release but with the swift release of the English chapters in the recent year or so, combined with my busy schedule, I will probably not do any more weekly summaries. For summaries that I did in the past, you can refer to the Kingdom Summaries page.

As most of the characters in Kingdom are based on actual historical figures, I have compiled all their information here on this website for easy reference. If you are interested in the background information of any character in the Kingdom universe who was created based on a historical character of the era of the Warring States in China, do feel free to take a look in the Historical facts and information of Kingdom page. I have also did a translation of a Chinese academic journal article of Li Xin, the Qin general that Kingdom main character Shin is based on over here.
WARNING: There will be plenty of historical spoilers

You might also want to check out the one-shots that Kingdom creator, Mr Hara Yasuhisa drew before he officially started to serialize Kingdom. I have translated the one-shots in the past with a small scanlation group and the links can be found in the Kingdom one-shots page.

For other miscellaneous Kingdom related stuff, such as prominent promotional materials, words from Mr Hara Yasuhisa and other random facts, you can visit the Misc. Kingdom Stuff page.

If you have any suggestion on how to improve this website, do drop me a comment as I am not a professional web page designer to this and I aim to make this site as easy to navigate as possible. I will also appreciate your help to inform me through the comment section of the relevant page if you encounter any dead links, broken images, outdated information etc.

Also, if you have any questions about Kingdom, history, or anything under the sun, do feel free to write something about it in the comments section. I will try my best to reply as soon as possible.


16 Aug 17:

– I read Ch527 recently and figured that I should do up an article on the Quanrong, as well as introduce the non-Chinese tribes. Manage to finish it ahead of schedule so here goes: The Barbarians of Ancient China

– Next update should be around 24 or 25 August, most probably on Hu Zhe, the Zhao guardian of the capital followed by Guidebook 2 if there aren’t anything important I can think of.

15 Aug 17:

– Random update: I will be officially back some time around the end of next week and will dedicate time to update this website. In the meantime, I will check back at least once daily to reply to comments, if any.

17 July 17:

– Fixed the broken images from old photobucket links. Please comment at the relevant page if there are any other broken images or links.

22 June 17:

– Updated video link on Interview with Hara Yasuhisa page since the old link was dead.

19 June 17:

– Probably no new content for a while. I do have one more new character in mind that I would like to do a post on but I doubt I have the time. I will still try to do it if I manage to squeeze out some time from my schedule.

61 thoughts on “About and Page Update Logs

  1. It’s been a while King. Quick question about the latest chapter where we learn that descendants of Quanrong tribe found their home in Zhao. Do you by any chance know anything about Quanrong? Is it just an asspull or did they at least use to dwell somewhere around those lands during the time of Zhou Dynasty?
    P.S. Still planning on filling us in on who was Hu Zhe before we get to meet him?


    • Yep I did a short post in mangafox about the Quanrong and the barbarians around China. I will probably expand on that over here later today. I will do the post on Hu Zhe next week when I am back


  2. hi king. long time man. welcome back. i wanted to ask whether you can translate for us the names of the cities that were historically captured in the current war. thanks


  3. Having read this I thought it was very enlightening.
    I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this
    content together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments.
    But so what, it was still worth it!


      • Now that you’ve caught up with the manga I can finally ask you a question that I’ve been meaning to ask you for some time now. In one of the recent chapters we met Prince Jia, who as we know from history was in fact King Daoxiang’s (Zhao’s current king) son just like in the manga. Now my question is, do you think the manga will also include the other of the princes who ended up preceding Jia as the Zhao ruler or do you think this is where Hara Yasuhisa decides to simplify things and make Prince Jia his only rightful successor. Now I’m asking this cause I’m sure you know history well enough to figure out yourself why it would be important for what’s to come, especially for characters like Riboku.


      • Coincidentally, I just did the post on Prince Jia. You can check that out here. I am pretty sure his younger brother, Prince Qian(and later King Qian) will be appearing during or just after the current arc as King Daoxiang will die the same year that Gyou fell to Qin.


  4. hey. it’s been long since you even coughed live alone updating. are you still caught up or did you give up on the page all together?


    • I can’t say I have “gave up” on the page as I am still very interested in Kingdom. It is really hard to juggle between work and life at my stage of life now and I hate to just throw away all my hard work over these years. From my schedule, the next realistic date I can dedicate myself to reading Kingdom and updating this site is probably some time in August 2017. I just posted a personal update of myself, do read up if you are interested and thank you so much for your support.


  5. This blog is dead.. the guy who made it did a great job i give him that, but that’s his limit, many of us couldn’t handle two thing at the same time for long that’s the life, but it’s a bad thing to see such website dies….


    • I am pretty dead online indeed. Like you said it is hard to juggle life and work in this cruel world. Not going to give up entirely on this website though. I am sure it is still pretty relevant to Kingdom despite the lack of updates in the recent months, especially the parts on characters’ historical information.


  6. hey king, glad to see you come back..can’t wait to read your in depth summaries on recent chapters again. It is always enlightening to me. And also, I think it’s better to make newest comment on the top so we haven’t to scroll down to the bottom page. thanks.


    • If they are going to make season 3 the way the made the last 2, i’d rather they forget about it. The last 2 seasons were bad not because of budget but partly due to NHK restrictions resulting in all the censorship. If you noticed, the voice actors lineup consists of all the famous names and i doubt they are cheap.


      • Haha totally agree with you on the censorship part. The funniest part was when Renpa got a clear hit with a glaive to Mougo’s unarmored arm and Mougo’s arm just broke haha. And the CGI man. The goddamn cheapass CGI. If I’m not wrong anime studios use cheapass CGIs with poor animations to save money. Or they might’ve used it to hurry up their production or something like that.


  7. Thank you so much for your contribution. I just finish watch video live action on your site, i pee myself a little… damnn it was soo cooool .. kakui ..

    As always , stay safe and keep posting awesome stuff . Looking forward to read from your site


  8. Bon Voyage man and thanks for your work.
    Where is Rai Do haven’t seen him in a while. Maybe kanki still has something up his sleeves.


  9. My king… Are you alright?

    The farmer of turnips has released their translation of chapter 468 and here we are still waiting for your routine resume on the same chapter.

    I hope you are just busy in your daily-life.. Be healthy, man!


  10. It will be nice to just translate the important parts. .
    経験値 : A
    武力 : 70
    指揮力 : 88
    知力 : 95
    史記とのギャップ : 99

    経験値 : C
    武力 : 70
    指揮力 : 70
    知力 : 68
    出っ歯 : 100
    i really wish to know who is this two “the names”

    and thank very much.


    • first guy is Rien, the guy who planned the assassination of Shushinkun from Chu. He is now the prime minster of Chu with Karin. You can find him in the chapters just after the end of Rao Ai’s rebellion arc.

      Second guy is Bihei.


    • i think the chances are low. His role is probably to portrait the “good” in the antagonist state, as opposed to Kanki who is the “evil” in the protagonist state. I think his death coupled with Kanki destroying Rigan will do that perfectly.


  11. Hey King, I was reading the timeline and it never says who conquer Chu! All it says is that a Qin army conquer the Chu capital and defeated a Chu army in year after Ousen defeated a Chu army. Do you think Shin and the Hi Shin Unit conquer Chu for revenge for there previous loss!?


  12. I have tried to locate the post but still haven’t found it. I don’t know if this is a spoiler, but in history was he revered the same way as riboku, renpa, ousen & hakuki?
    btw is it only me or has mangafox forums been taken to the dogs . nowadays its barely online


    • Riboku, renpa, ousen & hakuki are collectively known as the 4 famous generals of the warring states by scholars and Kouen is not within them. In fact, Kouen/Xiang Yan is not as well known as, or in fact more of overshadowed by, his grandson, Xiang Yu(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiang_Yu). He is deemed as a legendary class general in Kingdom purely because of what happened during Qin’s invasion of Chu in the future. Also, each of the 6 rival states in Kingdom is meant to have a “final boss(es)” to spice things up for the manga. Kouen(Chu), 3 GH(Zhao), GHM(Wei), Crown Prince Dan(Yan)(yet to appear). Qi and Han, the 2 weakest states, has yet to reveal their “final boss” yet.

      The instability of mangafox forums is the reason why I started this site in the first place, so that my work there wont disappear if it ever goes down permanently. It just goes down randomly and takes days to get fixed when it does. Most of the things I contributed there can be found here so if the forum is down, just come here.


  13. I have a question king. I don’t know if its the right place to ask but how come the strongest general in chu was not heard of as much as the likes of renpa and ousen yet in the manga he is portrayed in such a magnanimous manner?


    • Not sure if you read about Xiang Yan/Kouen, the strongest general of Chu from the facts i posted here so i guess i wont spoil you(and whoever else is reading this). Since he will be really important in the future of Kingdom, I am guessing Mr Hara is saving the hype up for the future arcs by not revealing too much about him yet. Even Ousen, the general who will be the single most important general in the future is not as hyped up as Moubu and Kanki now. I am sure the time will come when the epicness of Kouen and Ousen will come to the spotlight as history dictates it but for now Mr Hara plans to put more focus on generals who will get less spotlight in the future so when Ousen or Kouen is in the spotlight, they will be portrayed as another level beyond these current generals, making them seem more epic.

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  14. Hey King, I was just wonderinf if you play or are planning to play the elder scrolls online, seems like something you would do haha.


    • Well i would if it was free to play. Moreover, it isn’t really very popular among my friends so I probably wouldn’t play it anyway. I do play some skyrim when I’m free though.


  15. Hey King, the reason I read mangafox forum is because you’re there providing so much valuable informations. But it is difficult and annoying for me as my internet service provider sometimes blocked it at the critical time (sunday-monday). But right now I’m glad that you’re also posting the summary on this site. Now, I’ll be able to read your great summaries without worry. Thanks a lot.

    Samson 🙂

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  16. The main reason I open that forum is because you are there. Now you are here and I follow you here.

    Your gentle and scholarly attitude, as Hayek says, in the forum is an exemplar. It is not a praise, but it is a salutation from me.

    You and Turnip Farmers group are awesome, thanks a lot!

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